Meetings and notices for July 21

The Town of Washington Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday (July 25) at town hall to continue the comprehensive plan review.

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals’ July meeting is cancelled, as there are no applications.

NAACP Culpeper Branch meets 7 p.m. today (Thursday, July 21) at the Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. For more information, call 540-727-1305.

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Rappahannock Library. All are welcome. For more information, call Ross O’Donoghue at 540-987-8019.

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad and Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department sponsor a meeting on Sunday, July 31, to discuss their community services and the urgent need for new volunteers to support these and other similar organizations in the county.  All are welcome.  Free lunch at 1 p.m. with meeting to follow at the Sperryville fire hall on U.S. 211. For further information, call 540-987-8085 and leave message for Raymond Boc.

The Inn Farmer’s Market is open 10:30 to 2 every Sunday through Oct. 30 at the Parsonage Garden. Each week a rotating roster of local vendors and artisans will be offering meats, cheeses, soups, produce, tea, jewelry, pottery and more. In addition, the Inn’s kitchen will provide a selection of breads, pastries, jams and pickles as well as North Carolina-style pulled pork barbeque. For more information, visit

Mountainside Dance Center (12625 Lee Hwy., Washington) is offering summer Parent and Child Creative Movement classes on Saturdays for ages 3-5; cost is $10 per class. For more information and to register, call 540-987-9395.

The Youth Chorale needs at least 15 singers by Aug. 27. Registrations must be prepaid and mailed in — all fees paid will be held and returned if the minimum number of singers are not met. Youth Chorale rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4:14 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. For more information, email Rosanne Gorkowski, at; Sue Kinser, director; .

Hearthstone School’s Summer Camp (for ages 3-12) is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5 at the school. This camp includes storytelling, watercolor painting, beeswax sculpture, candlemaking, rhythmic movement and dance, water play, cooperative games, felting, basketry, beadwork, paper making, drumming, baking, art from nature and nature walks. Tuition is $220 a week. Camp directors Janet Kerig and Kitty Keyser are pleased to announce scholarships are available, made possible by a grant from RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund. View full details and registration forms for upcoming camps at Or call 540-987-8670 for questions.

Culpeper’s State Theatre and Culpeper County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide theater and visual arts summer camps for rising second- through ninth-graders throughout the Piedmont. Registration at or at the theater box office. Camps continue through July 29 with half-day, full-day and extended-day options. For more information contact Tara Moylan at 540-812-5629 x100 or Culpeper County Parks & Recreation at 540-727-3412.

Mountain Adventures camp (swimming, rock climbing, hiking, nature studies, games, crafts and outdoor activities) offers two spots: The Day Camp/Beginner Backpacking Camp (ages 10-13) is July 25-29. Geared toward the “in-betweeners,” features hiking, swimming, wildlife and plant identification, survival skills and back-country living skills. View full details and registration forms for Mountain Adventures camps at

Women In Worship Ministries is pleased to announce the 2016 Women’s Conference, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center Oct. 7-8, featuring special guest Karen Clark Sheard. Registration online will open soon. Mail-in registration now available. Contact Women In Worship at, 540-661-2013 or 540-786-8736 or find them on Facebook. Early-bird registration through July 31. Vendors are also needed!

4-H is offering daylong summer trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for 6- to 13-year-olds at Graves Mountain Lodge (July 26). Busing will be provided at locations throughout the county each morning. Participants will need to be picked up at the RCES auxiliary gym each afternoon at 4 p.m. Space is limited. Thanks to the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation; for only $25, participants will receive busing to each field trip, entry fees, daily supervision and snacks.

The 4-H Culpeper-Shenandoah-Rappahannock Overnight Camp is July 31 through Aug. 4 at the 4-H Center in Front Royal for 9- to 13-year-olds. Campers arrive Sunday evening and spend the next four days swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, and performing in the talent show and ending each day at the campfire circle. Cost is $265. For more information, call 540-675-3619 or email Jenny Kapsa at

Blue Ridge Singers seek vocalists interested in performing fun and challenging repertoire by contemporary composers such as Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Runestad, Paulus, Wilberg, Whitacre and Hogan in addition to selections from the Renaissance, 17th-20th centuries, and Broadway classics. All voices are welcome. Auditions (for vocal placement) are being held until July 31. Visit for more information.

The Culpeper Market is open every Saturday until Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The market (on Davis Street) offers a one-stop shop for all things local and features more than 30 vendors this season. For more information, contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit our website at .

Beulah Baptist Church free conference call Bible Study is every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dial in (302-202-1118, access code 862090) with renowned teacher Dr. Kenneth Pitts to study the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Dr. Pitts is the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Rixeyville. For more information, call 540-937-5563 or email

Skyline CAP Head Start is a free preschool program for 3- to 5-year-olds from income eligible families. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 30. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Please call 540-635-2362.

Cub Scout Pack 316, meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville (ages 6 to 11). For more information, call cubmaster Will Spear at 540-937-4149.

Kids Bible Club (for first- through fourth-graders) of Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church meets after school, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., every Wednesday. Healthy snacks, music and song, Bible lessons, crafts and monitored outdoor activities and games. We promote and extol the virtues of good manners at Reynolds Baptist (3948 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville). For more information, call Pastor Jon Heddleston at 540-987-9101.

Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main Street, Sperryville (next to the post office) is every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (until 8ish). All are welcome, from beginners to the most skilled and experienced knitters. Bring your current project or let us help you find a new one. Call the shop at 540-987-8251 for more information.

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email

Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

Rappahannock Quilt Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Amissville Methodist Church, 14567 Lee Highway. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-4338.

A Photography Meet-Up Group “Documenting Your Experience” meets once a month, every fourth Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the Loft Studio & Gallery, 107B East Davis St., Culpeper. Email or phone 540-717-0647 ahead of time to let us know you are planning to participate.




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